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For the second year in a row, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) went out into the field to film a video showing how forestry activities coexist with wildlife. The short documentary that was produced sketches a realistic picture of the Quebec forest from the point of view of those who make their living from it, contrasting sharply with alarmist...
The future is now for the country’s largest national forest. A new era focused on sustainable young-growth management is underway on the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. The Tongass is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, stretching some 500 miles north to south from Yakutat to Ketchikan. Its mammoth landscape of...
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present, and lagging economic...

Guest Columns

On July 24, Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Florida) introduced the Right to Haul Act (HR 5201), which would allow “...
Last month the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Tailoring Rule, thereby addressing one of the key risks of the U.S....
This is a guest article by John Siegenthaler. BTEC, HeatSpring, and John are running a 10-week advanced design class on...
Between January and April 2012, the province of British Columbia was hit with a double shot of tragedy. In three months...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from...

Industry News

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruling on Wednesday is expected to benefit the nation’s forest products industry through a new preference in a government program for purchases of bio-...
Submitted by Neil Ward | Forest Resources Association Forest Resources Association (FRA), along with other business sectors that use migrant and seasonal guestworkers from abroad, are advocating that...
Submitted by Neil Ward | Forest Resources Association A July 16 article in Canada’s Financial Post reports that Greenpeace Canada has lost a pivotal legal decision in defending the suit...
By Sue Retka Schill | Biomass Magazine Wood pellet boilers should be considered at all hot-water heated federal facilities where natural gas is unavailable, particularly in northern regions,...
Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) has announced that the Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp...
Good news, effective August 1st, 2014 two Wisconsin Administrative Rules (Chapter Trans 254 governing Single Trip Permits for non-divisible loads other than manufactured housing and Chapter Trans 255...

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The 1984 Houghton Creek Fire in northwest Montana leveled 12,000 acres of Champion International timber. The fire burned so hot in some areas it incinerated the organic layer in which plants grow. But elsewhere, the 2.5 million pine and western larch seedlings the company planted have produced admirable results. Champion sold its 800,000-acre Montana property to Plum Creek Timber Company in 1993 for $260 million.